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Consultation Service

One of the tasks of the Gender Equality Officer (GBA) is to inform, advise and support all members of the Digital Engineering Faculty. As GBAs of the joint faculty of the University of Potsdam and the Hasso Plattner Institute, we also consider ourselves to be contact persons for all members of the Institute.


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We are available by appointment (gleichstellungsbeauftragtehpi.uni-potsdamde) for personal talks and consultations. These can take place in the FQ Lounge or at another location on the Griebnitzsee Campus.


Pursuant to the Brandenburg Higher Education Act we are under duty of secrecy and treat all information given to us confidentially. We will not take any action on the basis of a consultation that you did not expressly consent to.


Consultations may deal with the following topics (not exhaustive):

  • Sexualized discrimination and violence
  • Bullying
  • Conflicts
  • Compatability of family and studies/career
  • Gender-sensitive language
  • Offers of the University of Potsdam
  • Unconscious bias
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Organizing your studies
  • Financial support
  • Networks, workshops, further training for female computer scientists
  • ...

In many cases, we may not be the absolutely right point of contact for a particular topic, but we can direct you to the right people. So if you don't know where to go, don't know who to turn to, or just need mental support, we are here for you. For further information, please see the offers of the University of Potsdam.
In addition, we are happy to receive feedback, complaints, and suggestions for improvement personally and we are also happy to hear from people who want to actively participate in equal opportunities work.